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Anita's Mexican Restaurant

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101 Alice Ave, Simpsonville, SC 29681-2012
864-963-3855
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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If you want typical Mexican food, don't go here. My food was excellent every time I've gone. I have gad the raspberry chipotle chicken and tamarind chicken. Both were excellent! The rice was kind of bland. My dad got a chile rellenos. It seemed to be made with a dried rather than fresh pepper.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you want typical Mexican food, don't go here. My food was excellent every time I've gone. I have gad the raspberry chipotle chicken and tamarind chicken. Both were excellent! The rice was kind of bland. My dad got a chile rellenos. It seemed to be made with a dried rather than fresh pepper.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Went there for celebratory lunch. They were out of three things we really wanted. We were asked to pay for chips and refills on iced tea. Place still pretty but chairs hard as rocks to sit on. Maybe new ownership needed?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I wasnt really impressed with this restaurant. The food was decent but I've had better Mexican food at other restaurants in town. The service was really slow as well. This was the second time we've been and doubt we'll go back.

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Greensboro, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We were just at Anita's last week on11/10 and the restaurant was full. We still had excellent service, including a visit by Anita herself to make certain we were satisfied with our entrees. The chips were fresh, the cilantro in the salsa is special, but we LOVE the jalapeño bean dip! A variety of entrees were ordered and loved, my... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten there for 20 years . Food is good service is great. Love going there for lunch. Great food not to spicey . Just right

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you have high expectations for good, moderately priced food, dine at Anita's. Their salsa is fresh made and comes mild or hot. But for extra hot sauce, ask for their special sauce made on site. Sweet after effect after the burn dies down. Carnitas is my all time favorite dish followed by the shredded beef flautas. Black beans cooked... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Can't take anything away from Anita's, but since moving back to Simpsonville last year, we discovered Papas and Beer and are hooked. Being able to walk there is a factor as well, but having been to Mexico a couple of times, P&B feels more authentic.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very disappointed in the quality and service. Nothing authentic about the food and the price was too high for what we received. Will not be going back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Anita's used to be our favorite restaurant when we lived in Simpsonville some 16 yrs ago. This is our first visit since then and sadly, Anita's has gone down hill. I ordered the fajitas and they were served to me cold (they weren't served in a hot skillet as most places do); the tomatoes were overripe; the re-fried beans had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The service was kind of slow and not that great. The food somewhat bland but they only use fresh ingredients. Very healthy but no seasoning. I don't think I will come back but I am glad that I tried it.

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Additional Information about Anita's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 101 Alice Ave, Simpsonville, SC 29681-2012
Phone Number: 864-963-3855
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Simpsonville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Alice Ave, Simpsonville, SC 29681-2012
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Simpsonville
  • Phone Number: 864-963-3855

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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